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Senior Manager - Systems Enigneering


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson develop products which are deliberately different and verifiably better than the competition. These solutions are increasingly complex and require closer and closer integration of traditionally separate engineering disciplines. We’re rapidly expanding our product systems engineering team to help us manage and understand that complexity and ultimately get our new ideas to market sooner.

About the role 

The role requires a strategic thinker – an ability to look upstream towards early concept development as well as downstream into industrialisation in readiness for the start of production.

Working with and reporting to the Global Head of Product Systems Engineering, the Senior Manager (Systems Engineering)  will strive to transform the ways of working across Research Design & Development (RDD) through true Systems Engineering, while leveraging opportunities to pioneer and progress product platforming.

You will lead a team of product systems engineers who:

  • Work at the core of our early-stage product development teams using systems engineering tools and methods to bring clarity from ambiguity.

  • Translate our product vision into clear and concise requirements – user, product, and business.

  • Use MBSE methods to develop product architectures. Decomposing the problem into digestible functional, physical, and behavioural chunks.

  • Build and coordinate system wide simulations to help us to balance requirements early.

  • Work collaboratively with all our engineering teams to clarify work packages, balance technical trade-offs, and resolve engineering issues.

  • In addition to project responsibility, you will play a critical role in developing, embedding, and recruiting to our systems engineering capability more widely.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Attracting and developing a world class team of systems engineers.

  • Owning and developing business wide capability for systems engineering including ownership of our processes for product architecture and product platforming.

  • Owning and delivering on our roadmap towards full integration of model-based systems engineering – including tool selection and customisation, methods development, and training.

  • Helping us pivot our focus from products to product platforms to maximise reuse of engineering effort spanning all technical disciplines.

  • Providing targeted coaching, mentoring and consultancy to teams and individuals within Systems Engineering and more widely across RDD to enhance their use of systems engineering or resolve specific technical challenges.

About you 

  • Responsible – for the leadership, direction, budget, and resourcing of a group of experienced systems engineers working at the earliest stages of our new product developments in all Dyson product categories.

  • Credible – able to lead technical discussions with VPs and at C-level

  • Confident – to operate effectively on ambiguous early-stage projects.

  • Diligent – in ensuring approaches are adopted and world-class processes are followed in every aspect of the Group’s activity, from leading team meetings (online and in person) to the efficient management and utilisation of resources.

  • Able to skilfully challenge convention – you don’t blindly follow process. You know how to change direction to find novel ways of working and adding real value.

  • Inquisitive – always ask ‘why?’ rather than looking to others for the answer, seeking to understand the underlying principles behind all engineering problems.

  • Influencing – comfortable presenting complex analyses to senior stakeholders and be able to convince high-functioning technical experts at all levels within Dyson.

  • Communicative – able to articulate complex ideas and concepts verbally or in writing to anyone at any level in Dyson (potentially including Sir James Dyson) in a clear and concise fashion.

  • Collaborative – easily and actively build relationship across functional divides. You proactively seek out and establish mutually beneficial connections.


  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym

  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.